An Accra High Court
hearing the trial of the alleged murder of Mr J.B Danquah-Adu has ordered the
recall of Dr Sammy Ohene, the Consultant Psychiatric at Accra psychiatric
Hospital, who presented the medical report on Daniel Asiedu.

The recall is to enable the court to swear
the doctor as a witness before he submits the medical report of the examination
conducted on Daniel, this would allow him to tob cross-examined on the
psychiatric report of the alleged murderer of Mr Danquah-Adu, ex-Member of
Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa-North.

The new development was necessitated by the
Defence Counsel, who was not in court at the last adjourned date who said he
would want to cross-examined the Consultant who prepared the report.

Mr Augustine Obour, the Counsel for Daniel,
told the court that per the Evidence Act and the Courts Act the witness needed
to be sworn-in and if there were any questions, the parties could ask him
before he takes leave of the court.

The Court presided over by Justice George
Buadi said upon hearing from the Defence Counsel, it was necessary for the
officer to be recalled to be sworn under Oath before the submission of the
medical report.

“Let the Court Registrar serve the
authorities of the hospital with a hearing notice for the Officer to be present
in Court at the next adjourned date to go through this procedure,” he said.

At the last adjourned date, the Consultant
in the medical report declared the accused person fit to stand trial.

The report conducted by officials of the
Accra Psychiatric Hospital shows that the accused person is mentally well to
stand trial.

Dr Sammy Ohene, who presented the report to
the Court, had indicated that the accused person was mentally fit.

The report indicated that four psychiatric
examinations were conducted on Daniel and all these examinations did not show
any sign of mental disorder.

The Court presided over by Justice George
Buadi, then ordered for the trial to commence with the taking of the plea of
the accused person.

Daniel a.k.a Sexy Dondon pleaded not guilty
to three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and murder, while a
second accused Vincent Bosso, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit
robbery.

The court was yet to empanel a jury for the
trial.

Mr Augustine Obour, the Counsel for Daniel,
argued that he believed his client was not mentally sound to stand trial, hence
the order from the court dated April 14, 2019 for the conduct of the medical
examination on the accused person.

The case was adjourned to July 22.

Source: GNA